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Amarillo Cold Case Arrest Made

Andre Avila in 1989 Andre Avila in 1989

Nearly 20 years after police put out a warrant for his arrest, a local murder suspect is finally behind bars.

We originally showed you the face of Andre Avila in December.. Today he is in jail. Accused of the murder of Carlos Sotelo-Lara in 1989.

Officials say Avila had fled to Mexico, where he committed another murder and served time in the country until just a week ago.

He then came back to Texas, and was arrested in El Paso..

He now is in the Potter County Detention Center awaiting trial.

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